BALDWIN, NY (AP) – A Long Island fire department is holding a blood drive in honor of a firefighter badly burned in a blaze in a Brooklyn brownstone.
Wiedmann will likely need several surgeries over the coming weeks and months. Doctors have said he’s expected to spend six to eight weeks in a hospital.
Wiedman was rescued through a third-story window. Another firefighter, James Gersbeck, also was seriously hurt but was able to escape down the stairs.
Three other firefighters were treated and released.
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